HoopsHype Manu Ginobili rumors


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All indications are that the Spurs are planning for them [Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili] to be back in some capacity. The only question is what sort of contracts are they going to sign and for how long, and thereby how much money are they going to have to spend on the free agent market... But make no mistake about it: The Spurs plan to spend that money to go after another quality piece. Bleacher Report

Paul Garcia: Ric Bucher says "indications" are Duncan, Manu will be back with the Spurs. Again, nothing from SA side yet. Either Bucher is right, or Bleacher Report just took an incredible leap in breaking this Manu/Duncan news so early in the offseason. / RT: Bleacher Report: Insider buzz: Manu Ginobili & Tim Duncan will return to the Spurs to “keep the band together” http://ble.ac/1ebIbtd Twitter @PaulGarciaPS

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Ginobili has discussed his future with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who — not surprisingly — says he wants both him and Tim Duncan back next season. If Duncan does indeed return, Ginobili’s decision could be that much tougher. “I don’t think San Antonio can feel the blow with one of us leaving. Now, if they were preparing themselves for a total reconstruction … that Pop would leave, that Tim would retire, that Tony (Parker) wouldn’t play any more, that would change the situation a lot. I understand it is time to change things on the team for the makeup of the group. But if Pop continues and Tim can continue, everything is different. I suppose we will have to talk a little bit with Tim, who appears to be on the same ledge as I am. We’ll see what happens.” San Antonio Express-News

When Gasol was being courted by the Bulls and Spurs in free agency, he says he spoke to Thibodeau and Popovich at length before he made his decision to leave the Lakers and sign in Chicago. He connected with both coaches in different ways. He loved everything about Pop. They share a taste for the good life. But he worried about longevity with the Spurs. There was no guarantee Popovich, Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobili would be there by the end of the three seasons he was signing up for. ESPN.com

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Manu, rather fittingly, is the wild card here. By his own admission, retirement is a real possibility, which should come as little surprise given his declining production and the way he's thrown himself around with reckless abandon for 12 seasons in the NBA and four in Italy before that. But it also shouldn't surprise you if Ginobili ultimately decides to drag himself through one more season trying to keep up with all that youth and athleticism on the NBA perimeter. Leaving a party this good and familiar is hard when you understand, as Manu surely does, that retirement lasts so much longer than the actual party. ESPN.com

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